Melanie - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I wanted a date night with my fiance. So, we went out with some friends to the casino. I left my 3 month old daughter with our friends' son. He is almost 19, and very responsible. The entire time we were gone, I was thinking about pedophiles and how sick young men can be. I know this young man would never do anything to hurt my daughter, but it just kept coming into my head. It was the longest I have ever been away from her... We were gone for 10 hours, and I pumped some milk into bottles for her to have while we were away. I know she was in good hands and well taken care of, but I had 3 anxiety attacks while I was out. Two of them, I had to go to the bathroom so I could catch my breath. I felt like I couldn't breathe. I've never felt this way before, and I don't know if it is normal parent behavior or something I should get checked out. I don't know if it is something that I will gradually grow out of...